PowerPoint clickers untether you from the computer, allowing you the freedom to roam about the stage, interact with your audience, and add the dynamic flair to your presentation. What they don’t do is provide the tools to manage the activity. The Poll Everywhere mobile presenter app Remote control feature gives you all of that.
Helpful tip: The remote only works with the Poll Everywhere for Windows app.
Connecting the remote control to your presentation
Step 1: Connect the presentation computer and your mobile device to the same network. Step 2: Log into your account on both devices. Step 3: In PowerPoint, switch to Presentation mode to begin your presentation. You can do this three different ways:
- Press the F5 key on your keyboard.
- Select the Start From Beginning command on the Quick Access toolbar.
- Click the Play Slide Show command at the bottom of the PowerPoint window.
Step 4: Open the mobile presenter app, tap Dashboard
Step 5: Scroll down and then select PowerPoint remote control.
Helpful tip: You may see the Searching for presentation windows while the mobile app searches for and connects to your presentation.
If that screen doesn’t go away it means the app can’t find your presentation. Double check the presentation computer and your mobile device are on the same network, that you are logged into your account on both devices, and that you are in presentation mode.
Controlling your presentation
The forward and back buttons, conveniently enough, allow you to navigate through your slide deck. Your presenter notes also appear on the screen giving you handy reference during your presentation.
When you come to an activity in your presentation, the screen provides a tool bar at the bottom allowing you to control the interaction. You can lock and unlock activities, decide whether or not to show the results on the response page, etc.